From May 31 to June 3, law enforcement runners and Special Olympics athletes will take to the streets with a message of respect and inclusion as they lace up in communities around the Lower Mainland for the 2016 BC Law Enforcement Torch Run (BC LETR) in support of Special Olympics BC.
The LETR is a global movement that raises vital funds and awareness for Special Olympics.
Since 1990, the BC LETR has helped raise more than $3 million to date. The Torch Run is the highlight of the calendar.
The Mission run takes place June 2, beginning at 9 a.m.
“It’s fantastic to see the different law enforcement agencies in the Lower Mainland come together to support Special Olympics,” said Rick Lucy, the BC LETR provincial director and a retired deputy chief constable with the Abbotsford Police Department.
“Every year law enforcement members, including myself, look forward to running with Special Olympics athletes and seeing people from all the communities come out to cheer us on. We are so inspired by the dedication, camaraderie, and true spirit of sport we see in the athletes, and it’s an honour to support such a worthy cause.”
Mission Torch Run:
On June 2, members of the Mission RCMP and Special Olympics Athletes will meet at the Safeway (32520 Lougheed Highway). The run will begin there at 9 a.m.
Participants will start at Safeway and head east on Hwy. 7, proceed down Railway Ave., loop around in a circle along First Ave., westbound, head back down to Railway Ave. to complete the loop and end the run at Tim Hortons (33291 First Ave.) at approximately 9:30 a.m.
The route is 3.7 kilometres.